Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Question Answer
Why Is Piracy on the rise? The reason piracy is on the rise is due to the instability of the government and famine.
Why are there so many Somali Pirate Attacks? The reason is that Somali is in the horn of africa nearly all of the worlds Mediteranean to Indian Ocean shipping goes through the gulf of aden through the suez canal, and in doing so passes by somalia.
Why hasn't someone done something about the piracy problem? Efforts have been made, the Internation Maritime organization has released a merchant defense guide for merchants. Not only that but several U.N. countries have formed a defense fleet with the task of maritime interdiction against pirates. while they have helped they have not erradicated the problem.
If your a merchant what are the best options to safeguard against pirate attacks? your best bet to stave off pirate attacks is to make your ship difficult to board. This can be achieved through denying the pirates a safe route to the main deck with razor wire. firehoses are also a good deterent.